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Stephen E. Foxworthy’s review published on Letterboxd:
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It's kind of insane that Friedkin thought people would go in for this weird introspective exercise in unlikely allies, creative problem solving, and mounting tension. That being said, it RULES! Loved the editing, the performances, and that score! *chef's kiss*
I totally get why the studio wanted Steve McQueen for this, but also completely understand why it had to be Roy Scheider. McQueen is great, but no one could do that dead, haunted thousand-yard stare down the barrel of the lens quite like Scheider!